Note: I wasn’t going to post anything about the election, but these tiny updates got a lot of love on Facebook, so I’m posting them here for more to see.
Part I: Sixth Avenue, Fox News to the Hilton
There was no way I was going to watch the election returns from home, so at about 8:00 I hopped the F train into the city. My inadvertent first stop was the Fox News studio. I joined a small, civilized crowd chaperoned by counterterrorism police to watch Megyn Kelly and the gang analyze the initial returns as a giant map of the United States started to take on colors. There was nothing much to see, so I continued on to my next stop—the Hilton!
Trump moved his operations to the Hilton for the night, and I was dying to see what it looked like since the Hilton is home to my favorite public bathroom in Midtown. Television trucks lined Sixth Avenue, and I noticed several side streets blocked off by sanitation trucks filled to the brim with sand and what looked like pieces of concrete. I asked a cop why they were there, and he said the trucks were “for emergency.” His body language cut off any further questions so I left it at that and walked into the hotel lobby.